3 Days Bukit Lawang tour.
Day 1. Pick-up from Medan Kuala Namu airport by private transport with aircon and travel directly to Bukit Lawang (3-4 hours). You will have time to explore the village, visit the bat cave (depending on your arrival time) or relax in the guesthouse for the remainder of the day/evening.
Day 2. After breakfast, your guide will collect you at 8.30am from your guesthouse and you will start your journey into the jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park to see wild orangutans. On your trek (6-7 hours), your guide will educate you on the local wildlife, flora and fauna you may encounter in Gunung Leuser. After lunch, you will continue your trek to see other wildlife (if you’re lucky you may see the Thomas’ leaf monkey, white-handed gibbon, black gibbon, long-tailed macaque, pig-tailed macaque, hornbills, peacocks and monitor lizards) and learn about the trees/plants which can be used in traditional medicine. Late afternoon-on arrivall at river banks , you are free to enjoy the fresh water of the Bohorok river, swim and relax. Later on, you will leave the the river banks by traditional rafting boat (‘jungle style’) following the river downstream to the village and directly to your guesthouse.
Day 3. After breakfast, start your journey back to Medan (3-4 hours). Time permitting, you will have the opportunity to visit one of Medan’s cultural highlights e.g. Maimun Palace, Great Mosque of Medan, Tjong A Fie’s mansion, Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni or Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri, before being dropped at the airport or your accommodation.
What to bring
A small backpack with a change of clothes, raincoat, swimwear, small towel, personal items, toilet paper, medicines, camera + spare battery + memory card (in a waterproof bag), insect repellent, sunblock, plastic bag (to put wet clothes in).
Please make sure your luggage is as light as possible (ideally under 10kg).
You will be provided with a 1.5L bottle of water for each person, which the guide will refill at the camp with boiled water.
Clothing: long sleeves/trousers are optional as there are few mosquitos. Wearing something comfortable is most important.
Shoes: waterproof shoes with good grip/tread are essential for slippery paths.
1 person-69 Euros/person/day
2 people or more-50 Euros/person/day
2 nights stay in a deluxe bungalow
private car for return transfer Medan-Bukit Lawang including petrol and driver
locker fee for luggage storage while trekking
meals (day 2-breakfast, lunch, fruit, day 3-breakfast)
1.5L bottle of water
and traditional tube rafting back during the trek.
Entrance permit to the Gunung Leuser National Park/camera tax (10 Euros/person payable to the national park office), other meals and drinks where not stated above as included, flights, visa and insurance.
* Please advise us if you would like to visit something in particular and we will do our best to accommodate your request.